When baking in a glass pan, reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees F.
Breads and pies bake best and will have the best crust when baked in a dark colored pan that absorbs heat well.
Cookies, biscuits and cakes bake better in a shiny pan that reflects the heat for a more delicate browning of the crust.
Grease the pan with solid shortening or an oil unless otherwise specified.
Line baking pans such as cookie sheets, loaf pans and layer cake pans, with wax or parchment paper to prevent sticking and simplify cleanup.